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September 16, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – September 16, 2009

Produced by:
David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA

Total Running Time: 58:41

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Doctor Robert Levine, author of Shock Therapy for America’s Health Care System and practicing neurologist joins us live to discuss healthcare, single payer systems, wasteful spending and treatment, and more.

–Talk radio likening President Obama to a child molester.

–Teabaggers who have no business being on TV, including Mark Williams who says Obama is an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and racist in chief.

–A recent Tea Party protest in Washington DC, filled with outrageous commentary and bizarre people.

–Barack Obama’s healthcare speech, including analysis of the plan, discussion of whether it is feasible, and more.

–The Congressman Joe Wilson YOU LIE controversy, including the childish outburst, almost immediate apology, and follow up media appearances.

–Looking at Joe Wilson’s past votes, including one that authorized healthcare money for illegal immigrants, as well as his own wife’s comments on the outburst.

–CQ Politics attempted to cover for Joe Wilson by saying his outburst at the exact time that President Obama was addressing issues of illegal immigrants was a direct result of stress caused by his children possibly being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

–The Republican response to the Barack Obama healthcare speech, delivered by Congressman and Doctor Charles Boustani, who has lost several malpractice lawsuits.

–The typical Bill O’Reilly ambush of an ACLU lawyer working on the John Adams Project.

–A California proposal to REALLY protect marriage by banning divorces.

–25 bold ideas from Popular Mechanics, including building highways above highways, better aircraft, and more.

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